Designers The Most Influential People in Fashion  

Amber Hubert
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Celebrities, models, designers, stylists, and CEOs of the largest department stores are fashion trendsetters. This list contains some of the hottest and most influential people in the fashion industry. Whether it's Tyra Banks deciding whether or not you're still in the running to be America's Next Top Model, or it's the inventor of the ever so popular flab squishing Spanx, these people are making their marks on what we wear and how we wear it.

Fashion tells a story. It helps us express how we are feeling, how we want others to react to us and it also does a very important job. It makes us not naked. Without fashion we'd all be naked criminals running around exposing ourselves and probably most of us would be very, very cold. So thank goodness for clothes!

Fashion changes with the times and reflects what the culture deems as attractive or appropriate. These people are in charge of those terms. Check out this list for fashionistas, designers and clothing moguls alike! Be inspired and look fabulous! 

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1
735 588
Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Model, Actor, Dancer

2
667 534
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
jsnungaray added Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter

3
609 547
Coco Chanel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer - French Fashion Designer and founder of the Chanel brand

4
308 297
Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Crown Princess

5
416 439
Christian Dior is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer - Fashion Designer

6
293 294
Alexander McQueen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Visual Artist - Fashion Designer

7
407 432
Gianni Versace is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Actor - Fashion Designer

8
243 236
Christian Louboutin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

9
263 268
Anna Wintour is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Magazine editor, Journalist - Editor-in-chief, Vogue Magazine

10
169 154
Miuccia Prada is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

11
278 293
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

12
269 283
Giorgio Armani is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
amsmaia added Fashion designer, Businessperson, Designer

13
355 395
Ralph Lauren is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur - CEO, Polo Ralph Lauren

14
162 153
Donatella Versace is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

15
183 180
Hubert de Givenchy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

16
279 304
Valentino is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

17
212 219
Marc Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer - Head Designer, Mark Jacobs International

18
283 310
Vera Wang is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer - Fashion Designer

19
222 234
Grace Kelly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion Model, Actor, Crown Princess

20
169 170
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridg... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

21
200 213
Oscar de la Renta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

22
145 145
Manolo Blahnik is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer - Spanish Fashion Designer of Women's High-end shoes

23
183 197
Tom Ford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Screenwriter, Designer

24
98 86
Cristóbal Balenciaga is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

25
173 191
Michael Kors is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

26
151 168
Karl Lagerfeld is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Art Director, Fashion designer, Designer

27
120 130
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer

28
128 142
Vivienne Westwood is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

29
147 169
Kate Moss is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Model, Actor - Model

30
353 460
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer

31
126 141
James Dean is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Actor

32
91 93
Victoria Beckham is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Businessperson, Songwriter

33
93 97
Alexander Wang is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

34
111 123
Jean Paul Gaultier is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Actor, Costume Designer

35
197 250
Edith Head is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Actor, Costume Designer

36
298 398
Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

37
100 113
Stella McCartney is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

38
189 244
Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Sculptor, Illustrator, Painter

39
108 126
Tim Gunn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Television producer, Screenwriter, Author - Mentor, Project Runway

40
136 168
Diane von Fürstenberg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Businessperson - Fashion Designer

41
171 220
Sarah Jessica Parker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer - Actress, Fashionista

42
95 108
Heidi Klum is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Businessperson, Television producer - Model, Host of Project Runway

43
161 206
Bettie Page is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Pin-up girl, Nude Glamour Model, Model

44
371 517
Lupita Nyong'o is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Actor, Music video director, Film Director

45
73 77
Domenico Dolce is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Businessperson, Actor

46
26 8
Yves Saint Laurent is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
FionaEl added Fashion designer, Designer

47
88 101
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson

48
106 129
Cindy Crawford is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Pin-up girl, Fashion Model, Supermodel - Supermodel

49
206 282
Annie Leibovitz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Artist, Photographer

50
189 257
Diana Vreeland is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Editor, Writer, Consultant